Heldur hefur mér nú skilizt það á Önnu stundum, að hann léti þesslega við hana

English translation: like that

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Icelandic term or phrase:þesslega
English translation:like that

14:48 Jan 9, 2004
Icelandic to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Icelandic term or phrase: Heldur hefur mér nú skilizt það á Önnu stundum, að hann léti þesslega við hana
Hi, and many thanks for everything.

This times it's a whole sentence I really don't get; I hope this is enough context. Please give a literal translation too so I can see how it works.

Best wishes,

Simon

102:06 "Ætli það geti ekki skeð, að þau giftist aldrei. Annað
102:07 eins hefur nú komið fyrir," sagði Jóhanna. "Hvorug þeirra
102:08 hafði verið við kirkju, Þóra eða Lilja í Seli," bætti hún
102:09 við íbyggin.

102:10 "Nú, líklega hefur þó ekki Lilju dottið í hug, að hún
102:11 yrði húsfreyja á Nautaflötum, bláfátæk stelpudruslan
102:12 framan úr afrétt," hreytti Valgerður út úr sér.

102:13 "Heldur hefur mér nú skilizt það á Önnu stundum, að
102:14 hann léti þesslega við hana."
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:09
I have sometimes rather understood from Anna that he has been acting that way towards her
Explanation:
Not a very good translation - but it does give the literal meaning of the sentence. She of course means that Anna has sometimes implied or said that he has been acting towards Lilja as if he meant to marry her.

skilist=had the understanding, drawn the conclusion, been made to think something
þesslega=like that
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JoGunn
Local time: 08:09
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many thanks, super!
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5I have sometimes rather understood from Anna that he has been acting that way towards her
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I have sometimes rather understood from Anna that he has been acting that way towards her


Explanation:
Not a very good translation - but it does give the literal meaning of the sentence. She of course means that Anna has sometimes implied or said that he has been acting towards Lilja as if he meant to marry her.

skilist=had the understanding, drawn the conclusion, been made to think something
þesslega=like that


JoGunn
Local time: 08:09
Native speaker of: Native in IcelandicIcelandic
PRO pts in pair: 27
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many thanks, super!
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